Another amazing day for Octagon Europe player Giannis Antetokounmpo as he was voted with very big difference as NBA's Most Improved Player of the season in the annual NBA awards. The Greek Freak was hands down the player who showed tremendous progress, being the only ever NBA player to feature in the top20 of all statistical tables in a single season. The 23-year old Bucks star was also voted in the 2nd All-NBA Defensive team, concluding a magnificent season and paving the way for a bright future.
Octagon Europe coach Aris Likogiannis extended his contract with Kolossos Rhodes for one more year and will remain at the helm of the Greek team for a record 4th season. The Greek specialist has done wonders with Kolossos, leading the team to the Greek play-offs every year, despite having constantly one of the lowest budgets in the top division.
Octagon Europe forward Mike Moser just received his European passport, as he will reinforce the national team of Albania. The 26-year old player who has played for Lietuvos Rytas and Hapoel Holon in the past, overcame an injury in the first half of the season and came back strong to win the title and be the finals MVP in with Sigal Pristina. He will appear in the Eurobasket qualifiers later in the summer.
Octagon Europe coach Vaggelis Ziagkos extended his contract with Al Riyadi in Lebanon for another 2 seasons. The Greek specialist joined the Lebanese club during this season and contributed in Al Riyadi winning the league title. Ziagkos will return to Beirut as he signed a new 2-year contract, looking to build on this season's success.
Octagon Europe power forward Georgios Printezis extended his contract with 3-times Euroleague winners Olympiacos for another 3 years. The 32-year old Greek international first passed the doors of Olympiacos locker room at the age of 15 years and with exceptions of 3 seasons he has only played for this team, winning multiple titles in Greece and Europe. He was voted as Euroleague's best power forward this season, leading his team to the Euroleague final against Fenerbahce.
Octagon Europe point guard Maurice Acker will stay in France as he signed a 2-year deal with ambitious ProB team Lille Metropole. The Marquette graduate has already spent 3 seasons in France with Hyers-Toulon and Denain, while he has also played in Holland, Denmark, Canada and Venezuela in his career. This season he averaged 8.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in ProA, shooting with 34% behind the 3-point line.
Octagon forward Aaron White will play in Euroleague as of next season as he signed a 2-year deal with Zalgiris Kaunas. The Iowa graduate has climbed the ladder of the European market steadily, playing in Bonn in his rookie season and in Eurocup and VTB league with Zenit St. Petersburg this year. White averaged 9.3 points and 6.6 rebounds with Zenit this season, shooting with 38% behind the 3-point line. Welcome to Euroleague Aaron!
Congratulations to Octagon swingman K.C. Rivers for winning the double in Greece, as the American player won also the Greek league title, as Panathinaikos beat Olympiacos on the road in game 5. Rivers was once more instrumental for the winners, finishing the game with 13 points and being the leading scorer for Panathinaikos who won with the emphatic 51-66 and conquered both titles in Greece.
Congratulations to Octagon Europe players Nikos Zisis, Daniel Theis and Elias Harris for winning the league title in Germany with Bamberg. It was the 2nd title of the season, as they also won the German Cup and their sweep over Oldenburg in the German BBL finals with 3-0 wins means that Bamberg did the double and for 3rd year in a row they conquered the top of German basketball.
Congratulations to Octagon Europe player Giannis Antetokounmpo who was selected in the 2nd All-NBA team for the 2016-17 season. Following a fantastic year where the Greek Freak led Milwaukee in all the statistical categories, was voted as an All-Star starter and became the only NBA player in history to feature in the top20 of all major statistical tables, it was enivatable that the 22-year old Greek international would add this tremendous honour to his resunme. Way to go Giannis!
Congratulations to Octagon Europe power forward Georgios Printezis for being voted as Euroleague's Best Line Up for the 2016-17 season. The Greek international had another amazing season in the top level, being Olympiacos' leading scorer and paving the way for the Greek champions to return to the Euroleague Final 4. Printezis averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 30 games, verifying once more that he is the best player in his position in Europe in the last few years.
Congratulations to Octagon Europe guard/forward Adam Hanga for being voted as Euroleague's best Defender for the 2016-17 season. The Hungarian international and San Antonio Spurs draftee was once more the defensive power of Baskonia, helping his team move once more to the top8. Hanga averaged 10.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks in 33 games for the Basque team.
Octagon Europe is happy to announce the opening its 18th office in the european market and the introduction of our new Director of Russia. Dmitry Ternopol is taking over the Russian market and his 13-year presence in the management of top level clubs like Lokomotiv Kuban (General Manager for the last 7 years), CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Triumph give him the know-how and the experience to bring results. Welcome aboard Dmitry.
Octagon Europe is happy to welcome the Gonzaga graduate and 2 year professional Byron Wesley to our agency. The 24-year old swingman spent this seaon in Poland and Finland, playing also in the FIBA Champions league with great success. Wesley averaged 15.2 points, 7 rebounds and 1.8 assists for Kataja, shooting with 38% behind the 3-point line. Welcome aboard Byron!
Octagon Europe is happy to welcome Maalik Wayns to our agency. The American point guard spent this season in Israel with Rishon, where he averaged 15.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 16 games, shooting with 41% behind the 3-point line. The Villanova graduate has played in 2 different NBA teams, as well as Italy, Russia and Puerto Rico in his professional career. Welcome aboard Maalik!
Octagon Europe is happy to announce its extension and the opening of one more exclusive office in Europe, as Sabin Gherdan joins our network as the Director of Romania. The Cluj based lawyers has been working as a FIBA licensed agent since 2011, after completing a 12-year professional basketball career. Welcome aboard Sabin.
Congratulations to Octagon Europe point guard Ken Brown and Octagon Europe coach Vaggelis Ziagkos who won the FIBA West Asian Championship with Al Riyadi. The Lebanese champions prevailed in the final of the tournament against Petrochimi of Iran with 83-69. The American point guard had 11 points and 10 assists in the finals for Al Riyadi and helped his team win the the title.
Octagon Europe welcomes the American forward Jordan Semple to our agency. The 24-year old player is dominating the league in Bulgaria (2nd scorer and top rebounder), averaging 21.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 17 games so far for Akademik. Semple is on his 2nd professional season in Europe, as he spent last year in Spin, being one of the top player in LEB Silver, where he averaged 15.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. He is also holder of French passport. Welcome aboard Jordan.
Octagon Europe center Cheikh Sane will continue his career in Greece, as he signed a contract with Koroivos until the end of the season, with an option for the season 2017-18. The Senegalese big man started the year in Denmark with Naestved, where he won the Danish Cup and he averaged 12 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 18 games.
Octagon Europe is happy to welcome the American swingman Kyle Weaver to our agency. The 30-year old player has extensive experience both in NBA (Oklahoma City and Charlotte), as well as in Europe where he has platyed in Germany, Italy, Israel while this season he playhs for Torun in Poland. He averages 11.5 points, 5 rebonds and 3.8 assists in 21 games so far. Welcome aboard Kyle.